|North Rose Central Class of '52|
|L. to R.: Rose, Millie, Bob, Camera Shy Spouse|
These gatherings can be challenging for spouses since they typically do not share the same experiences of the classmates. Usually we are rehashing events of our teen years that have no relevance to the spouses. Frankly, I think reunions can be overdone. Unless one can move on beyond reminiscing my interest begins to flag and I am ready to move on to current events. While Nancy and I make it a point to inquire about what is going on in their lives, we notice that few pick up the idea of asking us what we are doing. I hope that this is not totally true of all geezers but just an anomaly of this group. I conclude that geezer reunions are to be taken in small doses. A couple of hours of conversation and a good meal suffice. Meanwhile some of us who remain tech savvy know that social networking over great distances can be accomplished with Facebook, e-mail and the like. Will face to face reunions be the thing the current generation when they become geezers? Who knows what that future world will be like?